Bioheat® – The Fuel of the Future
Did you know that today’s heating oil is cleaner, more environmentally friendly and more energy efficient than just a few short years ago? Did you know that today’s heating oil is renewable and is developed domestically? Heating oil has undergone an exciting revolution that is making heating oil even more appealing than it was before. Read on for more insights that you can share with your buyers and sellers:
Bioheat is a combination of conventional heating oil and biodiesel, which is a renewable blend of oil made from agricultural products, such as soybeans. This new fuel is made in America and requires no modifications to existing systems. That’s why the heating oil industry has been shifting to Bioheat and most of the gallons of oil delivered to Connecticut homes is no longer regular heating oil, but is Bioheat instead.
The benefits of Bioheat are many. Not only is it a renewable source of energy, but it works better with heating systems. It allows for more efficient equipment to be installed, and bioheat eliminates the source of most equipment breakdowns. Plus, it doesn’t cost more for consumers. In fact, most of the oil-heated homes you’ve been helping your clients to buy or sell have been using Bioheat and they probably didn’t even realize it!
What Else is New?
The introduction of Bioheat is a big deal, but that’s not the only thing that’s been happening to heating oil in Connecticut these days:
- Sulfur levels have been dramatically reduced. Now, ultra-low sulphur fuel is the norm. This means that emissions are lower and the chance of system issues has been reduced significantly.
- Super high-efficiency systems will be here soon! In the last 30 years, heating oil system efficiency has increased dramatically. So much so that the average home in Connecticut used 1,200 gallons of heating oil per year in the 1980’s and needs less than 800 gallons today. But the next big step forward is on the horizon. Super high efficiency heating systems are beginning to make their way into Connecticut homes. These systems boast efficiency levels greater than 90% and will save homeowners even more money and energy in the coming years!
- Local heating oil dealers are adding even more services to support their customers. Your local heating oil dealers can provide so much more than just heating oil services to you and your clients. In truth, many of them have become energy experts who can help homeowners solve all of their home energy issues or challenging. From HVAC services to insulation, and tank removal to home energy audits, many of Connecticut’s local oil dealers are so much more than that. When it’s time to make an energy improvement for their home, make sure your clients are connecting with their local dealer first.